Advanced B.Sc. (Physics) Programme

The Advanced B.Sc. (Physics) Programme is a programme created to provide motivated college students with a curriculum that is challenging and interesting and which complements the material taught in the regular B.Sc. programme.  The programme was initiated in 2003 as a 6 semester programme run jointly by the Gujarat Science Academy  (GSA), Ahmedabad and the Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC), Ahmedabad.  St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad has been a partner since 2012. The Gujarat Science City has also been a partner in this programme from 2008-2013.

The original programme from 2003-2008 included 6 semesters of coursework spread over three years (concurrent with the regular B.Sc. course) taught by faculty from the Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad and the Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad. During the summer vacations students did research projects at scientific institutions in Ahmedabad. 

Since 2008 the programme has been conducted in the summer as a 21 day residential programme in May so as to make it accessible to students from outside Ahmedabad.  The programme is primarily for students currently in Second Year B.Sc. (Physics). Students from other disciplines may also be considered. 

The 2017 programme will be held at St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad (from May 13 - June 3).  The announcement of the programme in English and Gujarati can be accessed here.

For more details contact Srushti Mistri at the Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre at (079) 2630 2914.

In 2010 a winter programme was held from November 13-19 at Bhavan's College, Dakor for First Year B.Sc. students.  The 2011 summer programme was also for First Year B.Sc. students.


Information on higher studies in Physics is available at

A Career as a Physicist This is a PowerPoint presentation developed by Dr. Bhas Bapat and Dr. R. Rangarajan. Teachers and others are welcome to modify and use this presentation. The accompanying essay is available at